Archive for January 2011
I have seen many beaches and seen many waters ways, rivers and seas around the world, but none of them compares to beauty and aggressiveness of Red Sea. Red Sea is located in Arabian Peninsula and borders Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Egypt, Sudan, Eriteria. The historic city which resides on Red sea shores is Jeddah.
Excavations in the old city suggest that Jeddah was founded as a fishing hamlet in 500 B.C by the Yemeni Quada tribe, who left central Yemen to settle in Makkah after the destruction of the Marib Dam in Yemen. Other archaeological studies have shown that the area was settled earlier by people in the Stone Age, as some Thamudi scripts were excavated in Wadi Briman west of the city, and Wadi Boweb, northwest of the city. It was visited by Alexander The Great (356 B.C. – 323 B.C.).
This city rose to its importance when the third Caliph of Islam Uthman bin Afan made it the gateway to Holy city of Makkah. Now Jeddah has the largest and oldest King Abdul Aziz Sea Port which is the business hub and stay point for the ships crossing the red sea going towards Suez Canal. This is also the entrance point for the pilgrims trying to enter Makkah through Sea.
I have got chance to visit and view the beautiful corniche of Jeddah; it was adventurous and mesmerizing experience. Sitting on the rock in the middle of sea and cold splashing waves of water trying to push you on the ground was the never forgetting experience.
I’ve decided I want to blog more. Rather than just thinking about doing it, I’m starting right now. I will be posting on this blog once a week for all of 2011.
I know it won’t be easy, but it might be fun, inspiring, awesome and wonderful. Therefore I’m promising to make use of The DailyPost, and the community of other bloggers with similiar goals, to help me along the way, including asking for help when I need it and encouraging others when I can.
If you already read my blog, I hope you’ll encourage me with comments and likes, and good will along the way.
You people might be thinking after reading this article that Junaid is crazy, this article doesn’t make any sense. But what can I do, these stupid things go through my mind all the time.
So the story I want to share is that, today I left my laptop charger at my office. Yes!! My laptop charger, not my wallet, not my official documents, by LAAPTOOOP charger. Then I had to go back to office to pick it up as my laptop battery is not healthy enough to live more than two hours.
I came home and turned on my laptop to skype with my family back home. I searched my bag but wasn’t able to find the charger. If I want to chat, I got to have the charger otherwise I will be disconnected very soon. So I took my car and started driving towards the office. It took me almost one hour to reach my office with congested traffic and crazy drivers on the road. When I reached my office, entered the building and looked for my charger. Got the charger but found couple of my friends there doing overtime, chatted with them for couple of minutes asking what they are doing and how is their work going. Talked little bit about and what projects are going. On my way out of the building greeted the security guard, went to my car and started driving back home, again one more hour drive with crazy traffic. On my whole way I kept on thinking what the point of this? What have I done within these two hours? What I achieved by doing this? Seems like there are many things we do which are pointless, having no meaning and having no reason on the face of it.
We have always been told that time is an essence and we should be utilizing ever minute of our lives productively. So what the productivity of the one hour I spent to go back to work, chatted with couple of friends, took my charger, hello hi the security guard and again drove back to home. Don’t you think I have wasted almost 2 hours of my day for nothing?
Everyone have such non-productive hours in their day. Like I said going to work in one hour, why can’t I just fly to work or appear automatically without wasting any time. Like cooking, why can’t I just by magic cook my meal in a second so I can save hours of my cooking time? Like trying to write good article for more than an hour, but still not able to. I hope someone can explain me these parts of our lives.
Most of you must be thinking that I have written my subject as a metaphor to show my laziness of last year 2010 and ambition to work hard in 2011 … well! it’s not like that. There is no metaphor here, it means literally that I slept on 31 December 2010 at 11pm and woke up on 1st of January 2011 at 7 early mornings because it was my work day. People around the world were celebrating, I don’t know why they were happy; but I was getting ready for work. But question is why the world is always celebrating the beginning of a year? What is so happy it? May be New Year bonus! ; But why to waste them
Before writing this article I tired to read something about the Gregorian calendar or Western calendar which is mostly used around the world. I came to know some very interesting facts; like Gregorian calendar is named after Pope Gregory the thirteen in 1582 by a signed decree and some of the arithmetic discoveries like this calendar counts days as the basic unit of time, grouping them into years of 365 or 366 days; and repeats completely every 146,097 days, which fill 400 years, and which also happens to be 20,871 seven-day weeks. Of these 400 years, 303 (the “common years”) have 365 days, and 97 (the leap years) have 366 days. This gives an average calendar-year length of exactly 365.2425 days, or 365 days, 5 hours, 49 minutes and 12 seconds.
Before I use to think, the earth completes its revolution around the sun in 365 days; so people celebrate to hurry the earth that YOU DID IT!!
Whole night I watched the news of beautiful and colourful fireworks going on in New Zealand, Australia and china; as they were among the first countries to welcome the new year. On the first day everyone wished me Happy New Year and told stories what they did. I wished them back as formality but reminded them that I am always happy. (alhumdulillah)
At the end I would like to say one thing; everyday is a new day, new beginning bringing its new day celebrations. So keep enjoying everyday of your life with colourful fireworks. Still I would like to wish happy New Year to everyone; may this year bring peace, happiness and blessings to the whole world.
Never mind the article, it is just my silly way of wishing.